A view of Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods Park through the framing of a gnarled Juniper Tree. Garden of the Gods Park is home of a great rock garden with fantastic views of both Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. The park has these beautiful trees throughout the park. On a visit to Garden of the Gods you may also be lucky to see sheep, deer, and mule deer. But watch out for the occasional black bear and rattlesnakes in summer. This photo was a difficult one to take as I had to extend my footing across a gap so as to get the proper height to capture the small branch lining up with the top of the mountain. Between my feet was a painful 20ft fall onto rocks & I'm scared of heights.